Pictured at Saint-Gobain Build Better Roadshow seminar at the Silver Springs Hotel in Cork on Tuesday, 14 May, l to r: Jason Horrex, Training Manager of Technical Academy; Willie Keane, Chartered Engineer at HomeBond; and John Morehead, Principal Architect/Managing Director at Wain Morehead Architects Ltd.
Kieran Holohan, Marketing Director of Saint-Gobain Ireland, has announced that the Saint-Gobain Build Better Roadshow will travel to Galway (25th June), with Waterford and Limerick following in October and November 2019. This announcement follows the success of the first two Build Better Roadshows which took place in Belfast on 3 April 2019 and in Cork on 14th May 2019.
The Saint-Gobain Build Better Roadshow will travel around the country over the next few months to help meet the demand in construction upskilling. Each Build Better Roadshow will provide local construction professionals with the opportunity to undergo the vital upskilling needed to meet the requirements of today’s sustainable building agenda, earn CPD points on Fire Safety Compliance and Sustainable Housing, and learn about new Saint-Gobain products coming to market.
Expert Advice on the latest issues
Each Saint-Gobain Build Better Roadshow will be divided into a morning and afternoon seminar, featuring a host of expert guest speakers. The seminars will help bring architects, engineers and builders up to speed on a variety of current subject matters, from the most recent changes to Fire Regulations Part B to upcoming energy regulations such as nZEB. The seminars will also cover a variety of site performance issues such as airtightness detailing and best practice for acoustic performance. Attendees will also be given the opportunity to view an official products launch and get a first look at a whole range of new Gyproc and ISOVER products. The new products come from the Acoustic Ceilings, OneCoat plaster, and InLiner Board ranges. These free seminars are suitable for all construction professionals working in the residential and commercial sector.
On display will also be new systems that will help achieve compliance with all the latest standards as well as the accompanying guidance on how to specify and install these systems correctly.
Saint-Gobain Technical Academy
Saint-Gobain has demonstrated its commitment to addressing the rising skills shortage in the construction industry through its Technical Academy, which offers free, day-long upskilling programs for design professionals and tradespersons working within the construction sector. Since its launch in 2010, the Saint-Gobain Technical Academy has trained and upskilled over 10,000+ industry professionals free of charge.
Commenting at the Build Better Roadshow announcement, Kieran Holohan said, “It is my pleasure, this morning, to announce that the Saint-Gobain, Build Better Roadshow, will be coming to Galway, Limerick and Waterford over the coming months. The Build Better Roadshow has been developed to address the rising skills shortage in Ireland. The industry is under exceptional pressure to upskill, and Saint-Gobain is dedicated to leading the progression of best practice within the sector through our new Better Build Roadshow and our Technical Academy.
We look forward to offering more events nationwide this year to help meet the demand for construction upskilling.”
For more details on the Better Build Roadshow and the Saint-Gobain Technical Academy visit www.saint-gobain.ie/technicalacademy